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Toward optimal workflow: software tools to simplify structural, thermal, and optical (STOP) simulation of systems
Author(s): Erin M. Elliott; Vladimir Smagley; Matthias Schlich; Uday Mathur; Michael Humphreys; Sanjay Gangadhara
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Paper Abstract

For many optical applications, we need more efficient ways to create complete models of the system performance, including optical, thermal, and structural effects. Current models are difficult to create and prone to error. More efficient methods would lower costs and enable new kinds of studies. We examine the ideal STOP workflow for two systems. First, we model an optical test for a light-weighted mirror with the goal of determining its on-orbit shape. Second, we inspect the workflow for a compact steering prism system with some absorption of the incident beam. We identify challenges to implementation and discuss possible solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2020
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11287, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering VII, 112870D (2 March 2020);
Show Author Affiliations
Erin M. Elliott, Zemax (United States)
Vladimir Smagley, Zemax (United States)
Matthias Schlich, Zemax (United States)
Uday Mathur, Zemax (United States)
Michael Humphreys, Zemax (United States)
Sanjay Gangadhara, Zemax (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11287:
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering VII
Yakov Soskind; Lynda E. Busse, Editor(s)

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